I got my mojo back. I found some National Geographic magazines at a thrift store here and I have officially decided that travel magazines are my number 1 art journaling tool. To make the background for this page I watercolored a dot stamp and just stamped over and over. Even though it covers the page and makes a great background, it didn’t warp the paper at all because the amount of water + paint is so thin. The gold doily is from an old Studio Calico kit and the translucent phrase in the corner is from the new Sandlot kit. This page is especially special as we just booked our tickets to Thailand for Christmas and one of my #1 dreams in life is to meet an elephant in person and now I will! EEEKKK!! (Ps I dont know what this says about me, but most things on my bucket list involve exotic animals….)
This page. Those watercolors. I made this page and knew I couldn’t cover an inch of it. So stamping a quote was the perfect solution! At the urging of Caylee, I started carrying an idea notebook with me everywhere and I have a page for quotes I randomly find and this was one of them. I love it so! So, now I’m telling YOU to carry an idea book with you where ever you go! So many of my best ideas happen random places and in busy times, so I write them down and can refer back when I have time to sit down and make and (always) have no ideas!
How the prompts will work: The 6 main hosts of Get Messy will rotate creating prompts each month. On the first Thursday of the month, the new prompt will be announced (always on my blog) for you to participate too! You have about a month to complete your page(s) inspired by this prompt. Then we want you to return here (again, always on my blog) on the last Thursday of the month to participate in a fun link up so we can all admire your creation! Ok? OK!
This weeks prompt comes from the lovely Sabine. If you haven’t checked out her blog, you are really missing out. Her archives are like a gold mine!
Journaling Challenge: Live your adventurous dreams on paper. What would you love to do, or at least try, if you had the courage to live more adventurously? I would, for example, like to live on a houseboat or a train wagon.
Art Challenge: Try a method or material you’ve never worked with before. Be adventurous!
Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjourna